My Take:As a young girl, Monda was placed into the tutelage of Mistress Teevac. Trained to use her empathic skills and educated in the ways to please a man, Monda is on her way to her new mate and master when her spaceship crashes. Rescued by a handsome space lieutenant, who literally makes her heart race, Monda’s eyes and heart are opened to new possibilities.When Lieutenant Patrick Lancaster looks at the exotic Monda, he sees beautiful not alien. With an instinct to protect her and the desire to have her, he’d be honored to call her his own, but the starts have something else in mind. Or do they?
This was the first novella of the Candy Hearts series that I picked up to read, since it shared a release date with my own novella. And I have to say I was so impressed that I started to doubt my own book a little bit and had to back and retread some of it to make sure it was up to the task of being part of such a fun, inventive series. (And phew, yes, I think my book is pretty good too.)
Real Love is a futuristic romance set in space with alien life forms a normal part of everyday reality. Think Star Trek without the battles. Most of the story takes place aboard a huge space transport ship, which is why I made the Star Trek analogy instead of Guardians of the Galaxy or Star Wars.
The main character has led a specifically sheltered life, and is at first overwhelmed by all the new concepts and choices surrounding her on the ship. She's never had to make her own choices or consider what she wants, but faced with sudden freedom to choose, her world begins to open to possibilities, including real love, as the title suggests.
I whipped through this story in no time, and loved every minute of it. If you like your contemporary romance with a touch of alien, grab this sweet story and be ready to smile.
About the Author:
Charlotte Copper lives in Stouffville, Ontario - that's in Canada, eh. When she isn't working at her full-time job, Charlotte likes to craft, read, go to movies, and, of course, write. Charlotte hopes to have all of her stories published some day because, as a romance writer, she believes in happy endings!